Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock

Introduction

This line is closed.






Dates

  /  /1855Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Act receives Royal assent.
  /  /1856Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Line authorised.
22/08/1856Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Abbey opened.
22/08/1856Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Abbeyholme opened.
  /  /1864Solway Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent for a line consisting to two parts: Kirtlebridge (Caledonian Railway) to Kirkbride Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) and Abbeyholme Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton (Maryport and Carlisle Railway). The first part will cross the considerable Solway Viaduct between Scotland an England. The Act included an Annan Waterfoot Branch and a Port Carlisle Branch both of which were not built.
01/07/1864Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
The North British Railway starts running Silloth and Port Carlisle trains to Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1867Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Running powers for the Caledonian Railway, who would work the Solway Junction Railway, obtained for the North British Railway owned line between Kirkbride Junction and Abbeyholme Junction.
16/09/1869Solway Junction Railway
Abbey Junction [CR] (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton opened for goods (Maryport and Carlisle Railway).
31/08/1870Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Abbeyholme renamed Abbey Junction [NB] .
  /  /1877Solway Junction Railway Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Solway Junction Railway authorised to use Abbey to Kirkbride
  /  /1880Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock North British Railway
Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock company authorised to be absorbed by North British Railway.
  /  /1882Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Caledonian Railway granted running powers between Abbeyholme Junction and Canal Yard (where connection was made with the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway) over the North British Railway controlled lines.
  /  /1882Solway Junction Railway
The Solway Junction Railway gains running powers over the Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock from Kirkbride Junction to Drumburgh and over the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock[ from Drumburgh to Canal Junction [Carlisle] to meet the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.
  /08/1889Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Abbey renamed Abbey Town.
01/09/1921Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Abbey Junction [NB] closed.
07/09/1964Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Line closed to passengers. Abbey Town closed.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was an island platform junction station. It opened in 1856 when the Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock line opened to Silloth, extending the Port Carlisle Dock and Railway line and leaving Port Carlisle and Glasson on a short branch.
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Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Drumburgh junction looking east to the station in 1998. The viewpoint is from the trackbed of the Port Carlisle line (which had formerly been crossed ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
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The station building at Kirkbride on the Silloth branch, closed in 1964 and now a private residence. The trees stand on the old platform and trackbed. ...
Mark Bartlett 03/02/2013
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At this junction the 1869 Solway Junction Railway met the existing 1856 Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock. To the north was the route to the Solway Viaduct and to the east that to Carlisle. The route south west was to Silloth and, via Brayton, to the West Cumberland iron and steel works and iron ore mines.
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Solway Junction Railway




This exchange station opened in 1870 with the opening of the Solway Junction Railway to passengers. It was built on the existing Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock of 1856. The junction itself, Abbeyholme Junction, was just to the north.
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This was a single platform station with a single platform, just to the west of Abbey Junction [NBR]. It was located in the north of the village of Abbey Town.
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The station building at Abbey Town, seen in June 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 03/06/2019
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This terminus had a single very long platform with a station building at its west end. It was located to the east of the Marshall Dock and New Dock. From the docks the North British Railway operated steamer services to locations such as Dublin. In addition to being a port and packet station it was hoped that Silloth could be developed as a resort (indeed the Silloth Sanatorium opened to guests ...

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No 49 Gordon Highlander stands on Silloth shed on 13 June 1964, having arrived earlier with The Solway Ranger. ...
K A Gray 13/06/1964
Scene in the yard at Silloth on 13 June 1964 as CR123 is serviced following its arrival with the RCTS Solway Ranger. The locomotive had brought ...
K A Gray 13/06/1964
The locomotive shed at Silloth was officially closed in July 1953. Gordon Highlander stands on the old shed site 11 years later, following ...
K A Gray 13/06/1964
CR123 on the site of Silloth shed on 13 June 1964, following arrival with the Solway Ranger from Carlisle see image 39700. ...
K A Gray 13/06/1964
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